The Gantry

The Gantry

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAmericanaIndie

"In a few years the band can easily stand beside giants like The Menzingers, The Fratellis, or The Gaslight Anthem." - AbsolutePunk.net

Started at a bar in Queens, NY by a bar tender and one of his regulars, The Gantry is a 4-piece Indie-Rock band with 3-part harmonies and crowd-rallying anthems. Inspired by the classics, The Gantry's songs are Americana short stories set to an indie rock soundtrack.

Biography

Born in a bar and fueled by friendship, The Gantry has transcended what it means to be a truly great rock and roll band in the 21st century. The New York City based quartet comprised of Kevin Goldhahn (vocals and guitar), Jeff Kay (guitar and vocals), Tim Cornish (bass and vocals), Adam Knobloch (drums), are proud to release their second full length album entitled Crosses on November 6th, 2015. This record, complete with harmonies, heartache, and hard rocking riffs, is easily one of the finest Rock/Americana albums to be released this year, and undoubtedly the beginning of a new chapter in their young careers. 

Crosses starts off as any great Americana album should, with loud guitars, a tight rhythm section and a mix that is so clean you can feel the guitar picks pulling across each string. The album's sequence flows flawlessly, the experience is easily immersive with songs like "Zombies", "Crosses", and "Mickey". 

The anticipation for Crosses has been growing from fans and industry professionals alike. Since the recent release of their debut album, Years And Years, The Gantry has gone on numerous US Tours, developed a strong NYC following, signed a licensing deal, played at various festivals including Austin's SXSW and Campfire Music Festival. 

Lyrics

Confessions

Written By: Kevin Goldhahn

Cigarettes and movie screens
Burned out cars and gasoline
Praying I don’t see them down the road
All the lies and all the hate
Burned up skies and blackened lakes
Stay away and ill die when I’m old.

I got a confession to make I lied
I didn’t mean it when I said it and oh
I said it so many times

Got a gun at the right time
Shot her dead between the eyes
She was gonna rob me to the bone
Found my favorite souvenir
At the church of Twiddle dear
Now I’m never feeling quite alone

I got a confession to make I lied
I didn’t mean it when I said it and oh
I said it so many times
I thought you’d notice the spark in my eye
Burn and fade out as all the world went by

Broken arm in Chicago
Wipe the sweat from off your bones
Lost and died of broken hearts before
Take your hand from off my back
It’s all gone and painted black
Stay away and keep her from the storm

I got a confession to make I lied
I didn’t mean it when I said it and oh
I said it so many times
I thought you’d notice the spark in my eye
Burn and fade out as all the world went by

I got a confession to make I lied
I said I’d follow you forever and forever just passed me by

Click

Written By: Kevin Goldhahn

Standing on the corner for another broken band
Man I used to give ‘em dollars before my organs up and ran
I’m almost pushing daisies and looking through the smoke and
Picking up the writings of somebody I used to know

And I remember you used to smile but it got lost somewhere in the rain

Remember late at night when you used to sweat alone and
Picking out the writings and the words for every bone
You’re broken beaten battered man you think you lost a lot
But book a trip to Ko Samet and tell me what you’ve got

And I remember you used to smile but it got lost somewhere in the rain
Late at night your deep blue eyes slowly turn a shade of grey
And Oooo

Keep on falling down and getting dirt in the wound
Dodge another bullet hear the click click click
And baby I’m running down the road I’m feeling happy though
Sunshine looking good on to the right

Heroes blood and fairy tales you really did me wrong but
Razor blades lip stick stains wrote the final song
And nothing really matters except that girly down the street
Boy you used to get her flowers with the sirens at your feet

And I remember you used to smile but it got lost somewhere in the rain
Late at night your deep blue eyes slowly turn a shade of grey
And Oooo

Keep on falling down and getting dirt in the wound
Dodge another bullet hear the click click click
And baby I’m running down the road I’m feeling happy though
Sunshine looking good on to the right

Keep on falling down and getting dirt in the wound
Dodge another bullet hear the click click click
And baby I’m running down the road I’m feeling happy though
Sunshine looking good on to the right

Broken Glass

Written By: Kevin Goldhahn

Broken Glass

Loving you on broken glass is hard
But I’m getting better
Broke the chair on my brother’s back again
And the blood still splattered

But you knew all the right answers
I got my black boots on
Did you get my letter to my brother in Idaho

And you had all of my summer clothes down
Down in the cellar
And I had all my winter dreams up high
High on the wires

But you knew all the right answers
I got my black boots on
Did you get my letter to my brother in Idaho

But come on now
Oh I wanted to stay
On and on and on on on
Come on now
Oh the little things they break
And you’ll be back tomorrow
In the morning when you’re sober
And I’m sorry but I
I wanted you to know

That I knew all the right answers
I got my black boots on
Did you get my letter to my brother in Idaho

Discography

Set List

Click
Mary
Green Eyes
Broken Glass
Henry
Trouble
Zombies
Itch Fingers
Mickey
April
Doors
Six Pack
Pigeon Tattoo
Rivers
Confessions
Post Cards To The Moon
Senorita
King of Hearts
Crosses